The first twenty minutes weren't much problem, but the last 12 were a little tough. I may start expanding my time on the elliptical up to half an hour because I really felt like I got a good work-out. By the end I had burned 238 calories according to the machine. Then I stepped onto the scale in the gym to find that I had apparently lost 45 pounds since Monday.
Every time I go in I weigh 20 pounds less. Amazing!
Man, that scale is flattering. Hopefully, I'll be there for real in a few months. We went out for dinner tonight and I'm feeling a little guilty though. I had a buffalo chicken sandwich. I just looked up the calorie content. I couldn't find the sandwich, but the buffalo chicken strips are almost 1500 calories by themselves. AHHHH! I can't believe I put that in my body!
I just calculated everything I ate today and the result is not pretty. 3732 calories. I was doing fine (well, I'd eaten a little more than I should have) and then I went out to Old Chicago. I'm so glad I didn't get a beer. It's not really as bad as it seems. WebMD says to lose 2 pounds a week, I should be taking in about 2500 calories a day. To maintain, I should take in 3500. So with the workout pledge, I'm calling it a wash. It still left a terrible taste in my mouth (even though it was so delicious). Hopefully, this is the kick in the butt I need to start measuring my intake before it goes in my mouth.
15 seconds of my workout today were thanks to one individual who decided to post anonymously in the comment section: